Guide price £250,000
- Development Plot
Do property renovation shows give you itchy fingers? Do you have an eye for potential? Perhaps youve found the courage to start your own business and are looking for premises? Or maybe youre looking for a bolthole to get away from it all? If so, the former village stores in Broadwindsor could be your perfect investment. This pretty village is set in the heart of beautiful rural Dorset, just 20 minutes from the attractive and lively market town of Bridport and the world-famous Jurassic Coast. Just 5 miles away is Crewkerne with its mainline train station connecting to London Waterloo in 2.5 hours or Exeter in less than an hour.
As a business premises, the property works well in its current arrangement - a ground floor shop with spacious flat above. The flat could be used as live-in accommodation or as a rental investment. Equally, both the shop and the flat could be rented out, together or separately (the flat has independent access via the garage and rear lobby). Currently arranged as a 3 bed, with two doubles and a small single, the flat could be reconfigured to improve the layout and provide a better balance of space to live in or to increase its appeal to the rental market. The property is just a short 5 minute walk from the very popular Redlands Yard (formerly Broadwindsor Craft Centre) A fusion of independent shopping, beauty & personal services and good food with exceptional hospitality, creating a true destination visitor experience which has on-site parking. The stores would represent an excellent opportunity for a complementary business to attract visitors from the yard - perhaps an artisan workshop, lifestyle store or service provider.
Alternatively, subject to planning consent, the property could be converted from mixed use to fully residential, as a two-storey house. The shop could be imagined as a lovely open/broken plan living space, with a sitting room at the front and kitchen/breakfast room at the rear, which would open out to the courtyard and be bathed in morning light from the east. Upstairs the flat could perhaps be reconfigured to offer three large double bedrooms, family bathroom and perhaps an en-suite to the principal bedroom. There may also be room for a study/guest room. The property benefits from a courtyard garden and integral garage, which together with its potential and location make it a very attractive proposition.
The property is prominently located in the village of Broadwindsor, situated within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Broadwindsor lies 2 miles west of Beaminster, 5 miles south of Crewkerne and a short drive from the Georgian town of Bridport and the Jurassic Coast, a world heritage site.
Ground Floor 911.00 sq ft 84.63 sq m
First Floor 1,175.00 sq ft 109.16 sq m
TOTAL 2,086.00 sq ft 193.80 sq m
For Sale Freehold with vacant possession.
Services: Mains water, drainage and electric
Council Tax: VOA Listing 2017 Rateable Value £2,850 Council Tax Band B